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by Dung Fly
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 10509

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

James, What / who was the drive to be included ? The inclusion only happened relatively recent (2-4 years). Is there a board or elected representatives (flycasting) who meet with the ICSF executive board or is it just a single board with joint interest ? Pulling out might be a long (&difficult) proc...
by Dung Fly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 10509

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

Really need Thorgier to contribute here as there is minimal to no comms from either the organisers or the ICSF. It’s very frustrating as a self funded competitor, that can end up you questioning why you actually need to bother when there are other events that are more demanding with the same competi...
by Dung Fly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 10509

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

Well said John. If you notice, those countries who are pushing forward aren’t those who have a major influence within the ICSF executive board. Whilst Flycasting is on the up, Castingsport unfortunately is in decline and has been for a number of years. From a relative outsiders view there is a great...
by Dung Fly
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 10509

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

Castingsport is over grass so that measuring is done with a laser.
by Dung Fly
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 10509

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

All 8 casting lanes ? As a qualified football coach I am aware of the min/max size if football pitches. It’s very similar to having a big tree or a 2 storey building directly behind you when casting a fly line. The bid book is there for a reason, a complete set of guidelines relating to area size, l...
by Dung Fly
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 10509

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

Here in the UK, we regularly cast 110m+ with plugs, with 33% of the disciplines requiring fields bigger than 110m then why only look for places the same size as a football pitch ?
I’ve attended numerous WCs since 2004 and get fed up when the location is too small.
by Dung Fly
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 10509

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

Part of the hosting process is to identify a location that meets or exceeds the bid book. What is the point in hosting an event where the area for casting is too small ? If you look at it from the competitors eyes, you want to perform to your best and cast well, in the distance events you want to ma...
by Dung Fly
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: ICSF
Replies: 233
Views: 13330

Re: ICSF

...but I have also experienced well meaning non competitors judging horribly wrong.... Lasse The best example at the BFCC I saw was this - the markers are given two sticks, one to plant where the fluff lands and a second to line up perpendicular with the first against the tape. This particular pers...
by Dung Fly
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: ICSF
Replies: 233
Views: 13330

Re: ICSF

I think you can measure and compete, but probably not in the same event! At least not at the Worlds - although we do this all the time at other competitions. So how did you and Colin work together? Competing and judging on alternate competitions? Cheers, Paul Until 2015 we competed, then last year ...
by Dung Fly
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: ICSF
Replies: 233
Views: 13330

Re: ICSF

The course was a single day that was run prior to the WC, theory in the class room and practical out on the casting field, scoring casters whilst they practiced. It was run by Thorgier, there was a class of around 12/15. The course covered the layout of each event, scores & fouls, casters & judges p...

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